Home Farm Fest music festival, now in its ninth year, will take place from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th June.
Organised by Somerset-based disaster relief charity the Piers Simon Appeal, which runs the ‘School in a Bag’ initiative, the family-friendly outdoor music festival has grown in size and popularity year on year, with 2014 expected to be the biggest and most successful yet.
More than 50 bands and artists are expected to perform over the three day event, which is located in the fields and orchards around the charity’s base in Chilthorne Domer near Yeovil.
Home Farm Fest favourites Storm and DT8 are among the bands returning this year, while London-based record label Folkroom Records has confirmed it will again be bringing down all the artists for the Folkroom Stage.
There are plenty of new acts lined up for this year too, including Somerset rock band Crimson on Silver and singer/pianist Benjamin Tubridy, who won this year’s Somerset 4 Talent performing arts competition.
Ticket prices have been frozen, with a full ‘Weekender’ ticket including camping costing just £30 per adult. Day tickets start from £10 per adult, with half price discounts for those aged 3-17 and free entry for children aged 2 and under.
Charity Liaison Officer, Luke Simon, says, “This year is going to be bigger and better than ever, with more music, more entertainment, more things for children to do and a number of new features we’re hoping to announce over the next few weeks. It’s a fun event, incredibly good value, and there’s plenty going on for adults and children alike – plus it’s all in aid of a great cause!
“The previous eight Home Farm Fests have raised a combined £119,000, with £24,000 raised last year alone, so our aim this year is to beat that!”
The Home Farm Fest is the largest fundraising event of the year for the Piers Simon Appeal, which runs the School in a Bag initiative delivering rucksacks full of stationery, learning resources and eating utensils to poor, orphan and disaster affected children. So far it has helped almost 45,000 vulnerable children and the money raised over the Home Farm Fest weekend will help the charity continue its life-changing work around the world.
For more information and to buy tickets online, visit the Home Farm Fest website at www.homefarmfest.co.uk.